Date of Completion
Dr. Thomas D. Taylor, Dr. Sejal Thacker, Dr. Efthimia Ioannidou
Field of Study
Master of Science
AIM: To compare, clinically and radiographically, short dental implants (6 mm) to long implants (11-15 mm) placed with sinus grafting.
METHODS: Participants with 5-7 mm of bone height in the posterior maxilla were randomly allocated to receive short implants (GS) or long implants with sinus grafting (GG). Implants were loaded with single crowns 6 months after placement (PR). Patients were re-evaluated up tp 60 months after loading (FU-5 years). Outcome variables included: marginal bone level alteration (MBL), implant success and survival rate, periodontal probing depth (PPD), bleeding on probing (BoP), plaque control record (PCR) and crown-to-implant ratios (C/I). Statistical analysis was performed using non-parametric tests.
RESULTS: 13 patients, 15 implants were re-evaluated at FU-5 years. Intergroup comparison reported no statistical differences in marginal bone loss from baseline to 5 years (GS,-0.33 ± 0.29/GG, +0.32 ± 0.9, p=0.233). No statistical differences were found for PD, BoP and PCR.
CONCLUSION: Both treatment modality provided similar outcomes.
Balice, Pierluigi, "Short Implants (6mm) Versus Longer Implants (11mm) in Combination With Sinus Elevation Procedure in the Atrophic Maxilla: Retrospective Analysis of a 5 Year Follow Up of a Randomized Clinical Trial" (2018). Master's Theses. 1244.
Dr. Thomas D. Taylor